Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

   Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – 11 July 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books.


    These works form a distinct category from his other productions. He was a conventional court painter of portraits for three Holy Roman Emperors in Vienna and Prague, also producing religious subjects and, among other things, a series of coloured drawings of exotic animals in the imperial menagerie. He specialized in grotesque symbolical compositions of fruits, animals, landscapes, or various inanimate objects arranged into human forms." (Wikipedia)

Now it is your turn to create a portrait.


Friday, 27 March 2020

Everyday objects turned into humorous illustrations

   Your are bored, at home and would like to draw fun pictures, then look at the drawing from Victor Nunes (Barsil, 1949) or Diego Cusano (Itali)
Victor Nunes. Faces
Victor Nunes

 Victor Nunes says in an interview:
   "You mentioned you like to work with everyday objects, what are your go-to drawing tools and materials to work with?
   The material I use are the day to day ones, simple objects that I have easy access to food, nature, everything I see I use as an inspiration. I use a black pen or a pencil, sometimes crayons but always in a very simple way, with not too much detail because I believe the creatives ideas are what should be showed off the most." (The drawing game, a doodling activity book, Laurece King)

Diego Cusano

   Now it is your turn to create your own illustrations from common objects like: rubberbans, almonds, beans, pencil caps... anithing you may find at home. You have two options:
  • A. You can take the same object and do many different drawings in a blanc paper. As Victor Nunes does.
  • B. You can take one object and create a composition, more on the style of  Diego Cusano.
Take a look at this illustrations with almonds done by my students

Saturday, 14 March 2020

PI day

“Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as the number pi”
~William L. Schaaf, Nature and History of Pi

    Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi and talk to their friends about math.

    We are going to celebrate Pi Day by designing buildings and creating a skyline. Each number will be a different building.

   - Colour cardboard DIN A4
   - Newspaper, magazines, and other paper for the collage
   - Scissors
   - Glue

Building measures
    - Width: 7 cm  
   - Heighth: Each student will be given one of the Pi numbers. This number will be multiplied by 3 cm and the result number will be the height.

     Each student will decorate their building as their wish. It could be a house, a garage, a shop, a skyscraper, etc.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


What can be done by looking to a hand? Let's test your imagination!!

M. Apud

A. Cordero

Llucia P.
M. Rodríguez